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Maggi vs Munshi

As India’s favourite bowl of instant noodles, Maggi (fondly a.k.a ‘Meri Maggi’) makes a dramatic return into our lives (and larders), not all seem too pleased. Of course, an overwhelming majority of the population is exultant, consisting primarily of busy-bee working mothers, malnourished hostelers, opportunistic street hawkers and fat kids. But there are always out-liers to even the most popular ...

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Sibling love, rejuvenated

ÔÇ£So whatÔÇÖs your favourite colour??ÔÇØ asked the boy standing beside me. He was trying to choose a t-shirt for me from the huge stacks of the wide arrayed Bare Denim TÔÇÖs, in a newly opened store in the city. His growing impatience was putting all his friends into a state of disbelief. ÔÇ£Favourite colour?.. Really!!ÔÇØ ÔÇô exclaimed one of his ...

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A Post grad’s “away from home” blues

Why are we so busy that we hardly give importance to the small things in our lives. We all are well protected, within a shell called home. However, once we get out of this cocoon we start realizing how valuable these small things are! One such thing is the “Maa ke haath ka banaya khana!!!!” Certainly, I have been able ...

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PG Girls – Oh the freedom to stay out late!

Everybody says ‘home sweet home’. I agree too. But home at times is not so sweet when you are surrounded with restrictions. In our society, especially girls are bound to follow rules (luckily not the case with me). On the other hand boys are ‘aankhon ka taara’. They are not so bonded with restrictions but that doesn’t mean they can ...

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“Is she dating someone?”

All through my school life I had comparatively more guy friends, and used to proudly declare myself to be somewhat free from “The Girly virus”. That strong and helpless addiction to dresses, nailpaint,jewellery and make up. The excitement when anything cute, sparkly, or frilly crosses her path. The condition is in an advanced stage when you find her wearing something ...

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Unofficial Prospectus: National University of Singapore

After four years of blissful inactivity, I graduated from the National University of Singapore last year. I guess that makes me an old bozo on this forum, but the campus is special enough for me to disregard this minor (?!) drawback. Situated on the West Coast of Singapore, NUS offers something for every degenerate. Canteen Since the whole university is ...

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Campus Tidbits

News and gossip from campuses all over New Year oath For all those who haven’t read the papers, in the wee hours of Jan 1st 2008, 5 college boys from Mumbai rammed into a stationary truck at Savitribai Phule Women’s Hostel on Marine Drive. The Ford Ikon that one of the students was driving toppled which resulted in the death ...

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Roach

Hari Chakyar describes all the fun he has with his pet cockroaches I am changing into a nocturnal animal gradually from the early bird I used to be. Ech, I hate worms. Say hi to Mr. Owl here. I sleep at 2 every morning after regular doses of the net, TV and books (sad indeed that books are last in ...

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Power-less in college!

Electricity plays a big role in deciding the daily schedules of students in north India, says Nikhil Taneja. In the guise of exquisitely garnished promises, engineering students of deemed government institutions in the North are fed lies on orientation day. Apart from the usual ‘ragging-free environment’, ‘healthy senior-junior relationship’ and ‘above average living conditions in the hostel’, the ’24-hour electricity’ ...

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